Botox

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Botox is a therapeutic muscle relaxing agent that works at motor nerve endings (nerves that lead to the muscles). Botox eliminates facial lines without surgery. It is usually placed in areas such as crows feet, forehead worry lines and the lines seen between the eyebrows over the nose. Botox® is not effective for all facial lines, just those related to muscle action. Botox® is not a permanent cure for wrinkles, but will help reduce them while avoiding surgeries.

The Consultation

Due to the nature of the simplicity of Botox® treatments, there are very few steps other than the actual treatments themselves. If you are interested in receiving Botox®, Our nurse will educate you on what to expect. The patient will need to inform the Nurse of pregnancy, medications currently taken, or if you are currently nursing. The nurse can often administer Botox® on the initial consultation. Botox® is used for both men and women.

The Treatment

Botox is administered with a very fine surgical needle into the desired facial muscle. One to three injections are applied to each area. This treatment is performed in the office, and is usually quick and simple.

Post Treatment

You will not need any recovery time for the Botox®, and might only feel minor temporary discomfort.
You can expect to see results from Botox® within five to seven days, and it should last for three to six months.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Botox®?
  • Botox® is a novel therapeutic agent derived from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. Also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A, the brand Botox® is produced in controlled laboratory conditions and given in extremely small therapeutic doses.

  • 2. How does Botox® work?
  • Normally your brain sends electrical messages to your muscles so that they can contract and move. The electrical message is transmitted to the muscle by a substance called acetylcholine. Botox® works to block the release of acetylcholine and, as a result, the muscle doesn’t receive the message to contract. This means that the muscle spasms stop or are greatly reduced after using Botox®, providing predictable and reliable relief from symptoms. Botox® is not a cure. For many patients, however, its effects have been dramatic – symptoms usually begin to dissipate within a few days and the effects can last for approximately three months. See Mechanism of Action for more information.

  • 3. How long does the effect last?
  • Given its unique mechanism of action, Botox® offers sustained relief, dose after dose over the course of long-term treatment. The relief you will feel from a single treatment of Botox® will normally be sustained for approximately three to six months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At this point you will return to your doctor for your next treatment. Usually, Botox® treatment is required only three or four times a year. Symptoms may vary throughout the course of the condition, and so the degree of relief and duration of effect varies from person to person. Consult your doctor, who has special knowledge about how to achieve the best possible results with Botox® for your individual case.

  • 4. How long can I be treated with Botox®?
  • Treatment with Botox® can typically be repeated indefinitely. Botox® has been used for over 10 years worldwide. Acceptable safety in long-term treatment has been well established.

  • 5. Is Botox® a new treatment?
  • Botox® has been used for over 10 years in thousands of patients worldwide. The American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and National Institutes of Health have recognized Botox® as a valuable treatment.

  • 6. Is Botox® right for me?
  • Ask your doctor if BOTOX® is the right treatment for you. BOTOX® should not be used during pregnancy, if you are nursing, or if you are taking certain medications. Only your physician can determine the best course of therapy.
    The effects of BOTOX® may be increased with the use of certain antibiotics or other drugs that interfere with neuromuscular transmission. Ensure that your doctor is aware of any current medications you are taking. If you have any questions regarding the use of BOTOX® treatment, please consult your doctor.

  • 7. What side effects may be experienced when using Botox®?
  • All medications have some side effects. With Botox®, side effects are usually transient and mild to moderate in nature. Some people notice temporary weakness of muscles or discomfort at the injection site. Based on a recent study of Botox® in the treatment of blepharospasm (n=98), drooping of the eyelid occurred in 20.8% of patients. Other side effects may include eye irritation/dry eye/tearing/light sensitivity (10%), and superficial punctate keratitis.

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